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Creed Number One for Sixth Week

Weathered has moved more than 3.5 million copies

January 3, 2002 12:00 AM ET

Observing an annual tradition, the nation's album charts went from ho-ho to ho-hum the week following the Christmas blitz, as each of the top eighty albums sold less copies than it did the week before. Creed best survived the sales deflation, as their third album, Weathered, topped the SoundScan chart for the sixth week in a row with sales of 398,000 -- 130,000 more than the second-place finisher, Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory (up from Number Seven the previous week).

Weathered has now moved more than 3.5 million copies in its six weeks in stores, and it's rapidly gaining on the band's debut album, 1997's My Own Prison, which has sold over 5.7 million copies to date. The new album still has quite a bit of work to do to become the best-selling Creed album, competing with 1999's Human Clay, which is at Number Eighty-five this week and has moved more than 10 million copies.

This week's big chart gainer was Ludacris' Word of Mouf, which jumped from Number Sixteen to Number Four, selling 228,000 copies, while the big fader was Garth Brooks' Scarecrow, which fell from Number Three to Number Fourteen, selling 155,000 copies. There were no new chart entries in the Top 100.

This week's Top Ten: Creed's Weathered; Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory; Now That's What I Call Music! 8; Ludacris' Word of Mouf; Nickelback's Silver Side Up; Usher's 8701; Enya's A Day Without Rain; Ja Rule's Pain Is Love; Nas' Stillmatic; and Pink's Missundaztood.

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